EBE DANCEL Covers "Wag Mong Aminin" For RICO BLANCO Songbook Project
Courtesy of Viva Records
Ebe Dancel was recently revealed by Viva Records as the latest big act that's included in the Rico Blanco Songbook project. The former Sugarfree frontman recorded Rico's 2015 solo single “Wag Mo Aminin.”
The multi-awarded singer-songwriter and hitmaker was personally suggested by Rico Blanco himself to be included in the project. “We were debating which song I should sing because "maraming bagay sa akin",” Ebe playfully shared. “A friend texted and suggested ‘Wag Mong Aminin’ instead. Rico and I agreed.” Sure enough, the prolific songwriter was able to pour his heart out on the track, imbuing his own style on this wistful alternative pop-tinged ballad.
Both are equally talented songwriters and have contributed some of the most memorable songs in the OPM scene, yet Ebe humbly proclaims that he looks up to the former Rivermaya frontman when it comes to songcraft. “Some songwriters are good at melodies, some at lyrics. Rico excels at both. He always has this shet-ang-ganda-sana-ako-na-lang-nagsulat-nun song in every album he releases. He's a master at what he does and I've always idolized him.”
Ebe Dancel's addition raises the ante for Rico Blanco Songbook as more exciting artists and songs await to be revealed. Meanwhile, you can check out Rico's MYX Live! performance of "Wag Mong Aminin" below: